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Developing & Monitoring Indirect/f&a Cost Rate Proposals Under 2 CFR 200

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Apr 22—23
2 days
Tysons, Virginia, United States
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Austin, Texas, United States
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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The development and negotiation of indirect cost (IDC) rates, also called Facilities and Administrative rates, is a deeply involved process. Knowing which IDC method best applies to your organization is key, whether for state and local governments, universities, or nonprofit organizations. You will develop your understanding of IDCs further by gaining valuable hands-on experience as you calculate and negotiate rates under the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200). This is an elective course in all tracks of the GMCP™.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the purpose of an indirect cost rate
  • Practice developing an indirect cost rate
  • Negotiate an indirect cost rate
  • Apply an indirect cost rate to specific awards

Course Topics

Introduction to Indirect Cost Rates and Cost Allocation Plans

  • Indirect Cost Rate Components and Formulas
  • Other Factors to Consider

Methods for Developing IDC/F&A Rates and CAPs

  • Allocation Methods

Preparing and Negotiating the Indirect Cost Rate Proposal

  • Preparing to Propose
  • Types of Rates
  • Negotiations and Appeals

Managing IDC Rate Agreements and CAPs

  • Applying a Rate
  • Preparing for an Audit

Who should attend

Personnel and independent accountants responsible for developing or monitoring indirect cost rates. Auditors and others with oversight of Federal grant awards will benefit from this course.